The Chinatown Collective amplifies the voices and experiences of Baltimore-based Asian Pacific Islander artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives through community based programming, education and events. Coinciding with the Lunar Mid-Autumn Festival, the first-ever Charm City Night Market
hosted 13 performing artist acts, 25 artists, 25 food vendors, storytellers, and cultural ambassadors - all converging on an historic block of Baltimore’s Chinatown.
On September 22, 2018, twelve thousand Baltimoreans of all different ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds joined the festivities of the first ever Charm City Night Market. For 7 hours, 200 Park Avenue embodied a new vision for Baltimore's historic Chinatown; a vision in which Filipino vendors sell out of crispy Lechon belly while traditional Thai dancers engage those in long lines for bubble tea. A vision where local AAPI-led hip hop dance crews break to Missy Elliott on the same stage as clasically trained Chinese American pianists. A vision where Baltimore's AAPI community can come together to fully represent itself with nuance and delight.
Will you join us in making Charm City Night Market 2019 a reality?